Diffident in a sentence

10 example sentences for Diffident

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Diffident - Definition


»  lacking confidence in one’s ability or self


Use Diffident in a sentence


  • Because she felt unattractive, Mary was diffident and kept to herself at parties.

  • Although he graduated in the top ten percent of his class, Jules is still diffident about his own intelligence.

  • Even though everyone told her she was beautiful, the diffident actress still believed she was ugly.

  • George was a diffident student who never stood up to his bullies.

  • After his wife left him, Frank became diffident and went on daily drinking binges.



  • The diffident girl found it hard to talk to the boy of her dreams.

  • Since he was behind in the polls, the politician was diffident about his chance of winning the election.

  • Because Sarah had never sung in public before, she was diffident about trying out for the talent show.

  • While Portia was diffident about her dancing skills, she never let her anxiety keep her off the dance floor.

  • Easily crushed by rejection, Jared was too diffident to be a salesperson.


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Diffident Synonyms


shy, timid, reserved, bashful, doubtful, hesitant, unsure


Diffident Antonyms


confident, bold


Related Forms


diffidence (noun), diffidently (adverb)


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